The Cocoon

"Such powerful stories need powerful dancers, and the entire company are a joy to watch as they demonstrate the pain, joy and strength behind these women’s stories. An inspiring and emotional show." - Claire Roderick - Fairy Powered Productions

This spring Coalesce Dance Theatre presented their first full length work, The Cocoon. This raw and uplifting celebration of womanhood uses music, spoken word and exhilarating choreography to explore the female experience.


On this humorous, poignant and empowering journey, we encounter mothers, daughters, sisters and friends as we shift and emerge into new worlds, from Greggs in Leeds, to the beaches of Cornwall and everywhere in between. These worlds and the stories within are a colourful mix of fantasy and reality. With stories gathered and shared by women’s groups across Greater Manchester, this work searches to connect women to each other, and to themselves.


The Cocoon premiered at Z Arts in 2019 to great acclaim and recently embarked on performances in both Manchester and London, with a newly commissioned musical score by Richard Smithson, and an updated cast of five unapologetically fearless female dancers. 


Photo Credit - Josh Hawkins


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